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With Headphones:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-140

 

In Pocket:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-135

 

In Car:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-132  (tape style)

 

At jam spot:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-133

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With Headphones:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-140

 

In Pocket:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-135

 

In Car:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-132  (tape style)

 

At jam spot:

http://wp.me/a2MP5A-133


How do you like the Pono how is the battery life?

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So, does it live up to the hype or is it just an odd shaped FiiO X5/Ibasso DX 50?

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a few japanese guys have Pono already and some says it's better than DX90.

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So, does it live up to the hype or is it just an odd shaped FiiO X5/Ibasso DX 50?


its living up to my expectations but I've never heard a fiio or the other one. i was going back to vinyl and trying my best to enjoy mp3 when i saw neil speak about hi def and pono. i got it immediately, since i mix at 24/88 and have sat in one some professional mastering sessions and finally understand dither both on the screen and in my ears. it's ****ty that studios have to downsample for "the consumer format" when we all can play those masters at this point.

 

so anyway, i have been reading and watching about those other players but i know that don't mean anything until you get it in your ears.

 

pono is the best digital i've heard, the total platform. makes anything you plug it into sound much better than before.

 

i have ripped 16/44 that sound as good as they ever will, better than most CD players and way better than my laptop. 

when it plays 24bit anything it sounds as good as vinyl, or perhaps better, because there is all of the width and shape and color of vinyl but without the hum and dust. it's something else.

 

then i got hip to the best the cloud has, FLACs on youtube, and they sounded pretty good, far better than mp3, but not nearly as good as the pono player. that thing sounds flat and perfect and totally natural.

 

i'd love to do a shootout and/or a review of another modern dap, but i'm very happy with pono, the store works, the client works, the player is really nice, it came in a nice box, it's all open standards and transparent dealings, american company, i'm all for it.

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How do you like the Pono how is the battery life?


i honestly haven't been timing any of it but it seems like it takes longer to charge than the average iDevice. drain is about the same, maybe slightly more if you are really cranking it. i was using it for drum practice at full volume and it was draining, but i didn't get any time that i can report. i'll try to keep a watch on it since i know people like to know. my intuition is that it's battery life is average for a gadget but amazing for an audio device that sounds as good as it does. it seems kinda magical like that.

 

it's also lighter than it looks and fits in any pocket better than an iPhone, since a slab is not a natural shape. i'm a dude and it's winter time so i don't have tightness ;-)

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I wish I could make this setup portable... I like its sound.

Laptop => Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 Pro with (Line Out) => Topping NX1 => Havi B3P1

 

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Audio-Technica announced a portable headphone amplifier today at the CES convention.
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My trusty Cowon J3, and  highly capable Dunu Titan 1. 

 

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iPod Classic 7G 160GB, SMSL sAp-5, Havi B3 Pro 1, Shure SRH440


Edited by lukpe - 1/10/15 at 6:04am
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SRH440 are one of my favorite full-size headphones, despite owning the 840, 940. For some reason, the lower model has much appeal to me, they sit next to my desk on a stand for watching utube reviews say for example, late at night , testing music before I purchase, movies. I've used them with a number of rigs around the house or laying down late at night, and out of all three Shure headphones 440 have received the most listening time! Consider changing the pads to Brainwavs HM5 pads and the comfort increases dramatically!

 

 

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wow, that's coolest earpads i've ever saw!

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

 

SRH440 are one of my favorite full-size headphones, despite owning the 840, 940. For some reason, the lower model has much appeal to me, they sit next to my desk on a stand for watching utube reviews say for example, late at night , testing music before I purchase, movies. I've used them with a number of rigs around the house or laying down late at night, and out of all three Shure headphones 440 have received the most listening time! Consider changing the pads to Brainwavs HM5 pads and the comfort increases dramatically!

 

 


I already have SRH840 pads and a Sennheiser foam on the headband just like here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/679752/modified-shure-srh440/

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wow, that's coolest earpads i've ever saw!



They sure are! 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/741698/brainwavz-hm5-pads-different-colours-velour-leather

 

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I already have SRH840 pads and a Sennheiser foam on the headband just like here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/g/a/679752/modified-shure-srh440/

 

You know, when I looked at your photo in full-size I could tell they were 840 pads! A sure sign of being on Head-Fi too long! 

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Audio-Technica announced a portable headphone amplifier today at the CES convention.


Any more news?

 

for me i think my mind is made up on the OPPO HA-2 and PM-3 combo to run with my colorfly C4 player...but am always open to new options..

 

Edit: http://www.whathifi.com/news/ces-2015-audio-technica-launches-high-res-portable-headphone-amplifier found it.  Looks pretty expensive for what it is.  And it seems to only have the 3.5mm jack?


Edited by IAMBLEST - 1/10/15 at 9:29am
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